By Shereen Siewert

A Rothschild man reported missing in October has been found dead, according to the Forest County Sheriff’s Department.

Richard Czarnecki, 84, was last seen Oct. 8 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Rothschild and was reported missing by family members.

Police say Richard Czarnecki was last seen Oct. 6 in Rothschild.

Police in Forest County on Friday responded to a report of a vehicle off the roadway in a dense wooded area near the intersection of Hwy. 32 and Strong Road in the town of Argonne, where the found a man unresponsive inside the vehicle.

The man has been identified as Czarnecki, according to the Forest County Sheriff’s Department.

Police are continuing their investigation into his death.

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